Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Time to Hit the Beach
Here’s my card for today’s SCS sketch challenge. I’m loving the new My Island set from Waltzingmouse Stamps and had to ink it up again when I saw the sketch’s large image panel. The card also fits a few of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges on SCS.
I made a beachy scene for my focal image panel, starting off with a white panel inked with a few different shades of blue distress inks. Once the sky was completed, I added a pair of torn kraft strips at the bottom as sand, then stamped the set’s large palm tree image in gray ink for a shadowy look. The set’s “time to hit the beach” sentiment is stamped in the open space in blue ink. The entire panel was misted with some shimmer spray for a subtle sparkle.
I used a strip of blue patterned paper from a summer and beach themed paper pad for the panel underneath the image. It’s edged with kraft cardstock to set it off from the blue panel underneath it. I stretched a piece of natural twill across the strip, then wrapped a little twine around it for some texture before adding the image panel on top.
I’ll be back in the morning with another card featuring Waltzingmouse stamps . . .
My Island stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Memento Gray Flannel and Bahama Blue inks, Frost Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko); Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean, and Stormy Sky distress inks (Ranger); Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Splash 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); natural twill (Wrights); hemp twine (Hemptique)